Picture credit - Okefenokee Swamp Park


Ever wonder how life was for people in a simpler time? The Okefenokee Swamp Park in Waycross is hosting an event to display many attributes of pioneer life. Saturday, March 10th, experts in the fields of fiber arts, food preservation, pioneer remedies, thread spinning, and alligators will be on hand for displays and discussions.


The hours of this event are 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. While there is no charge to attend this special event, general admission tickets are required.

Admission Prices are as follows:

Adults (ages 12 & up) – $17.00
Children-(ages 3-11) – $16.00
Children (ages 2 & under) – FREE
Senior Citizens (ages 62 & up) – $16.00

In addition to attending the Pioneer exhibits, the ticket also provides access to the following:

  • Okefenokee Railroad Tour-Visit the wetlands and stop to tour Pioneer Island
  • “Eye on Nature”– A live learning program that teaches about snakes and gators
  • Primitive Adventure Walk to Observation Tower – Walk into the swamp and follow the trail (depends on trail conditions)
  • Swamp Creatures Area-Alligators, otter, and turtles in habitats
  • Boardwalk with Observation Areas- walk into the Okefenokee
  • Nature Center, Swamp Creation & Living Swamp Exhibits Buildings

For more information, visit the Swamp Park’s website.

Also set for March 10th is the spring photography workshop in neighboring Folkston’s Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge. For details on that event, and more about the Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge swamp entrance, visit this link.


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